QB backs away from BC

June 26, 2009
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The ever-changing quarterback situation at Boston College was jolted again when Joe Boisture, the junior from Saline, Mich., backed out of the verbal commitment and switched to Michigan State.

Although Boisture gave “distance from home’’ as a prime reason for the switch, the addition of 25-year-old Dave Shinskie, who began summer classes this week, could have also been a factor.

Boisture told Eagle that the competition had nothing to do with his decision.

“The quarterback situation didn’t play into it,’’ Boisture said. “I knew BC was taking another quarterback, they were up front about that. And when their starting quarterback was kicked off the team [Dominique Davis was suspended], they went on the baseball player.

“They’ll be fine, they’ll get another good quarterback. I have nothing but good things to say about the BC program.’’

BC coach Frank Spaziani is expected to find another QB.

Meanwhile, Davis, who left BC because of academic reasons, could be resuming his career at Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Eagles associate head basketball coach Pat Duquette interviewed for the head job at Holy Cross this week, as did former Boston University head coach Dennis Wolff, according to sources familiar with the process. A decision is expected by early next week.